Root Causes of Why You’re Feeling Down in the Dumps

Root Causes of Why You’re Feeling Down in the Dumps

And it’s not due to COVID. As Mental Health Awareness Month 2020 draws near the end, let’s talk about depression. Depression is defined as a period of at least two weeks during which a person experiences: a depressed mood loss of interest and/or  loss of pleasure 

Keep Slim & Trim with Domino Sugar Menus

Keep Slim & Trim with Domino Sugar Menus

It wasn’t meant to be provocative.  After all, the folks in 1954 cared just as much about weight loss as we do in 2020, and they weren’t dealing with nearly the same obesity epidemic as we are today. Over 70% of American men and women were considered overweight 

To Gluten or Not to Gluten…That is the Question…

To Gluten or Not to Gluten…That is the Question…

We can’t digest it. It’s irritating to the gut. It’s hybridized beyond our body’s recognition, so looks like an alien spaceship to our immune system. However. Not everyone will benefit from a gluten-free diet. There. I said it. Heresy in the holistic health world. But 

The Standard American Diet, Depression, and Anxiety

The Standard American Diet, Depression, and Anxiety

Diet is a top driver of disease in the US, and mental health imbalances are no exception to this. Did you know that the standard American diet has been linked to depression and anxiety? That’s because the standard American diet creates oxidative damage and inflammation 

Using (and evaluating) research to determine a healthy diet

Using (and evaluating) research to determine a healthy diet

“How do you reconcile all the conflicting info, “studies,” and media headlines that come out practically every day, with changing information about what actually is healthy?” It can be overwhelming to keep up with the latest, often contradictory dietary advice coming from all these published 

What Constitutes a “Healthy Diet”?

What Constitutes a “Healthy Diet”?

Recently I was asked, “What do you consider a healthy diet?” A “healthy diet” will look slightly different for each person, but as a general rule: A healthy diet is one that provides adequate nutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and fluids) needed not 

Omega Fatty Acids and Inflammation

Omega Fatty Acids and Inflammation

Omega Fatty Acids and Inflammation Omega fatty acids are found in the unsaturated fats that we eat.

Healthful Eating on a Budget

Healthful Eating on a Budget

Being on a limited grocery budget doesn’t mean you can’t eat healthfully! Here are some tips and tricks to make your dollars go further while choosing nutritious foods. Shop ethnic grocers such as Fiesta Mart and H Mart for nutritious quality foods at lower prices. For 

How We Digest Our Food

How We Digest Our Food

Food not only tastes good, but provides our bodies with an energy source to function. In order to be converted to energy, the meals we eat must first be broken down into smaller particles – macronutrient molecules consisting of monosaccharides from carbohydrates, amino acids from proteins, 

Mealtime Hygiene

Mealtime Hygiene

Fast food. Drive through. Eat on the go. Americans don’t often take the time to stop and eat. While multitasking during meals may save us a few minutes here and there, we may be paying for the time savings elsewhere. And boy is it costly.